Yukon Bird Observatory Opening Dates!

It’s that time of year again; migration is kicking it into high gear and the Yukon Bird Observatories will be opening again!

Lincoln's Sparrow; Banded at McIntrye Marsh Bird Observatory Spring 2011

McIntyre Marsh Bird Banding Station located on the Fish Lake Road in McIntyre Marsh will have its opening day on Saturday, April 28th. This bird observatory is mainly used for public education on bird life, migration, and study (banding). This bird banding station is operational only on weekends from 7:00am to 12:00pm in the spring season. The Bander-in-Charge this year for McIntyre Marsh Bird Banding Station will be Ben Schonewille. For more information you can contact Ben at: teslin.bird.banding@gmail.com

Sharp-shinned Hawk; Banded at Albert Creek Bird Observatory Fall 2011

Alberta Creek Bird Observatory located just 15 minutes outside of the town of Watson Lake will be opening on Tuesday, April 24th. This bird observatory is open daily unless there is bad weather for 6 hours starting at sunrise. This is the Yukon’s longest-running Bird Observatory. The Bander(s)-in-Charge at Albert Creek Bird Observatory this spring will be Ted Murphy-Kelly and Jukka Jantunen. For more information you can contact Ted at: tedmurphykelly@northwestel.net

Albert Creek Bird Observatory fall operation is to be determined.

Red-breasted Nuthatch; Banded at Teslin Lake Bird Observatory Fall 2011

Teslin Lake Bird Observatory will be opening in the fall on Monday, July 23rd, and is operational for six hours starting at sunrise. It is located on the shore on Teslin Lake and can be accessed through the Teslin Lake Campground. The Teslin Bird Observatory’s Bander-in-Charge will be Jukka Jantunen. For more information contact Ben at: teslin.bird.banding@gmail.com

Check out the Yukon Bird Observatories Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/groups/372529322768661/

You can follow the Yukon Bird Observatories blog where they post updates and write about their progress during the operation of the observatories. Check them out at this link: http://yukonbirdobservatories.blogspot.ca/

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